By Seth Tamarkin, Contributing Writer The day before orientation this semester, a frightened student sent a long email to Admissions. “I don’t feel safe at home,” the email stated, noting how he felt his “only two options were death or jail” if he wasn’t accepted into school. UMass Dartmouth’s official response? Sorry, but your admission is being revoked anyways. The case began last summer when … Continue reading M.E.N. disscusses how to help a gangbanger denied an education
By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent This week, the SGA voted to welcome four new student representatives: Pearl Dorothy Amonu McCarthy, Liny Karine Kenmoe, Bryan Nju-Ghong, and Matthew Jackson, to the senate body. Members deliberated over new goals to pursue during the remainder of Spring semester including more community service involvement, fundraising for student orgs by working the concession stands at Gillette, connecting more with constituencies, … Continue reading This week in SGA: new reps, new goals, and free toilet paper
By Brian Harris, Staff Writer On February 3, 2018, the annual College Now: Share the Dream banquet celebrated its 50th anniversary. A collection of faculty, alumni, and the students themselves, the Share the Dream banquet serves to highlight the fantastic contributions College Now has made to our school’s continued success. But, that begs the question, what exactly does College Now do? We spoke to College … Continue reading 50th Annual College Now: Share the Dream
By Seth Tamarkin, Contributing Writer You can understand a lot about a country by their horror films. Specifically, you can learn about their citizens’ collective fears when they manifest as underlying themes in those kinds of movies. In 1954’s Gojira, for example, the giant radioactive lizard that destroys Tokyo is a direct response to the psychological scarring that the Hiroshima bombing left on the Japanese … Continue reading Italian film series kicks off with gory horror classic Deep Red
By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer On February 6, MASSPIRG held a Spring Kickoff event on campus, encouraging new students interested in making a difference to join. Our UMass Dartmouth’s MASSPIRG chapter informed members of plans for the semester, leadership opportunities, and how exactly one can get involved. The UMass Dartmouth chapter is led by Chairman Nate Roberts, a sophomore political science and economics double major … Continue reading MASSPIRG: Spring 2018
By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer You’d have to be pretty adamant about avoiding the news to have missed the legendary Nunes Memo, the memo released by Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, and approved by President Trump. The memo damning the FBI investigation as corrupt and proving Trump’s innocence. The memo that shows the FBI investigation really is a smear campaign as Trump says. Well, that’s what … Continue reading What the Nunes memo is really saying?
By Alex Solari, Opinions and Editorials Editor On Wednesday, February 7, Nancy Pelosi stood up to make an 8-hour long speech about the DACA Dreamers and the necessity to protect them. For the majority of her incredibly long speech, she spoke about particular Dreamers and their stories of success in the United States. This was in protest of the bipartisan deal that funded the government … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi is an inspiration to all
By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer A controversy has recently sprung up over the potential development of a new kind of Dorito chip meant for women. There are a few facets of this which are important. First, is this true? PepsiCo, who owna the company that makes Doritos, claims that “the reporting of a specific Doritos product for female consumers is inaccurate.” The Washington Post seems … Continue reading Do we really have sexist Doritos?
By Sawyer Pollitt, Staff Writer How do you feel about trains? Do you think they are safe? Fast? Efficient? How about deadly? A string of recent Amtrak derailments has called into question the safety of rail transit in America. On December 18, 2017, Amtrak high-speed rail 501 went off its tracks on the way from Seattle to Portland while transporting 78 passengers, killing three and … Continue reading Getting on track with Amtrak derailments
By Brian Harris, Staff Writer The Cloverfield Paradox quite simply would have been a flop. You may remember the Cloverfield Paradox as the film that dropped during the Super Bowl, complete with its own mysterious ad during the big game. Originally slated as a theater release under the name God Particle, this third installment in the Cloverfield franchise is almost certainly the most high-profile franchise … Continue reading The Netflix paradox: Why the future of flops will be digital